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What do salespeople get out of creating content?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  7/8/15 7:00 AM

Should salespeople create content? Should they blog? Should they create videos or podcasts? Should they add comments to other blogs and online discussion groups and share them on social media?

Or should they stick to pushing products along the familiar linear funnel of lead gen, qualification, proposal, negotiate and close?

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Topics: inbound sales development

Sales & Marketing Integration Analysis: Decision Making Styles

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/9/12 11:56 AM

How Do You Make Decisions: Fear or Hope?

Someone once asked me what it is that makes me choose to work with one client versus another. In sales terms, he wanted to know what my "qualifier" was. I think more in terms of disqualification, so it was a tougher question to answer than I antcipated. Plus this was a situation where he wanted to be my next client, my alarm bells were going off in my gut.

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Topics: inbound marketing, inbound sales development, business development

Inbound Sales & Marketing Analysis: What is Missing?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  12/26/11 9:55 AM

It Is Not Conversion Rate Optimization, or Even Smarketing.

In the past month, I have seen a lot of good content, led great "brainstorming" conversations, and reconnected with some that have seen big changes in the past year and are anxious about what next year holds for them.

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Topics: inbound marketing, inbound sales development, business development

Sales & Dating Analysis: Inbound Marketing and the Cold Sales Call

Posted by Carole Mahoney  12/2/11 1:35 AM

The Big Bang Effect: Inbound Marketing and the Cold Sales Call

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Topics: inbound marketing, inbound sales development, business development, smarketing

Business Development Trend: Smarketing & the Buyer Seller Dance

Posted by Carole Mahoney  11/27/11 8:00 PM

I recently had lunch with a long-time colleague who was frustrated to the point of quitting her job and not really sure what to do to better her situation, help her company actually grow and motivate her team. Let's call her Baby.

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Topics: inbound marketing, inbound sales development, smarketing

Smarketing Sales Development: Are you always selling?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  11/4/11 12:16 PM

Always be selling. Sounds like a cheeky, cheesy sales guy thing doesn't it?

Not Just for Sales?

  • Athletes train- they are always running.
  • Students study- they are always learning.
  • Musicians play- they are always practicing.
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Topics: inbound sales development, sales and marketing alignment

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